Topics in CNC

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MFG 290

       Course Name: Topics in CNC

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Varies depending on specific topic.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This course will cover a variety of different topics during different semesters.  Topics will be selected from current advances in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) - related hardware and software.  Typical courses might include advanced programming techniques, probe techniques, management/purchasing issues, or DNC (Direct Numerical Control).  The course may be repeated twice. Refer to instructor for details of latest course listings. 

IV.   Learning Objectives

Learning objectives are dependent on the topic being offered. Typical objectives may be:
  1. Use macro programming techniques
  2. Learn probe set-up and programming techniques
  3. Understand management or purchasing issues as they relate to CNC equipment
  4. Learn how to use DNC software to be more productive

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

See attached outline for topics and dates\ and D2L
Class time spent learning terminology, safety, various applications

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to the above schedule by informing the class accordingly.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture demonstration of drawing techniques with a hands on focus emphasizing the solution of drawing problems.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Drawings will be graded according to standard drawing conventions provide on assignment sheets, notes and handouts. Late submissions will incur a 10% late fee.

A 90%
B 80%
C 70%
D 60%
F Below 60%

Attendance 10%

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.